As Labor’s Chris Minns prepares his party to govern in NSW, the dissection of the result is underway.
NSW Labor prepares to govern as Liberals soul search
NSW Labor is preparing to form government for the first time in more than a decade after a definitive victory which shattered coalition hopes of a historic fourth term.
Leader Chris Minns will be the state’s 47th premier after the party took at least nine seats from the government with a statewide two-party preferred swing of seven per cent.
“Friends, after 12 years in opposition, the people of NSW have voted for a fresh start,” the 43-year-old told jubilant faithful in Sydney on Saturday night.
Labor is predicted to form a comfortable majority, after claiming Penrith, Parramatta, Camden, East Hills and Riverstone in Sydney’s south and west, and regional seats including the South Coast and Terrigal.